So this week we find out how much money countries are going to kick in to stabilize and rebuild Afghanistan. The UN says $15 billion over 10 years is needed, the Afghans are going to give their estimate tomorrow morning. I certainly hope that the US bellies up to the bar on this one and gives generously. The Afghans have suffered plenty over the past 20 or 25 years in service to America’s geopolitical agenda, and we ought to remember that when we make out our check.